Collins Eastside LC opinions, anybody?

Rezin

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I'm in the grip of what could turn out to be an expensive GAS attack. Anybody have any opinions of the Collings Eastside LC?
 

The bear

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I love them, I own two. The Eastside lc(blonde, X-braced, lollar humbucker , NR. 51 ever made) I have had since 2012 and used on numerous gigs. The sunbusrt smaller Eastside jazz, I have only had for a month but had another Eastside Jazz a while back as a loaner for some recordings. Let me know if you have any questions about the Eastisdes. I have also played many others.
 

duaneallen

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I have the deluxe version of the Eastside LC. Its probably my favorite hollow body that I've ever owned. I was originally looking for the sound of an ES175, built with Collings quality. Its not quite that though. The Eastside has a more acoustic quality to it, and is more refined in its sound. When I first got it, I still had my Gibson 175 and was able to compare them back to back. While I loved the sound of the Gibson, the Collings just blew it away in craftsmanship and playability. Its just a lighter built, more ergonomic guitar that just has the greatest neck of all time for me. I now prefer the sound of the Collings over a 175. The Eastside can get the dark and woody tone that a 175 in known for, but can just be a more resonant sounding guitar. I can't recommend these highly enough! Here is my video review of this guitar:
 

b_goatman

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I have the deluxe version of the Eastside LC. Its probably my favorite hollow body that I've ever owned. I was originally looking for the sound of an ES175, built with Collings quality. Its not quite that though. The Eastside has a more acoustic quality to it, and is more refined in its sound. When I first got it, I still had my Gibson 175 and was able to compare them back to back. While I loved the sound of the Gibson, the Collings just blew it away in craftsmanship and playability. Its just a lighter built, more ergonomic guitar that just has the greatest neck of all time for me. I now prefer the sound of the Collings over a 175. The Eastside can get the dark and woody tone that a 175 in known for, but can just be a more resonant sounding guitar. I can't recommend these highly enough! Here is my video review of this guitar:


+1 on this! I have the LC Deluxe, as well, and a 175. What I also love about the Eastside is that it can be used for acoustic songs - it's very versatile.

I love Collings!!

b_goatman
 




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